Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom to Congress: Vote on the ‘Real Thing’—A Real Repeal

For Immediate Release
September 5, 2017

ACHA, BCRA, ‘Skinny Repeal’ and ACA Stabilization Bills Aren’t Full ACA Repeal; Bring a Real Repeal Up for a Vote This Session

ST. PAUL, Minn.—In the ’70s, Coke® was touted across the nation as “the real thing.” It was a simple and clear idea—and a gangbusters ad campaign—that resonated with Americans from all walks of life.

Today, as Congress returns to session, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, is urging lawmakers to return to Coke’s idea and vote on “the real thing”—a real repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Thus far, attempts to “repeal and replace” Obamacare haven’t been the “real thing” at all, says CCHF co-founder and president Twila Brase, but, rather, thinly veiled attempts and half-hearted efforts at a repeal and replacement to satisfy fed-up voters.

Brase added that on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, GOP Senators will hold hearings on ACA Stabilization bills, with plans to stabilize the ACA, likely with billions of taxpayer dollars even the Democrats refused to appropriate.

“These hearings prove that there is no real repeal in sight,” Brase said. “A full—and real—repeal will restore freedoms the ACA snatched from the American people. We encourage legislators to put a true repeal bill on the table for a vote and let the votes be counted for the record. Plenty of short and to-the-point repeal bills exist, but few have been given serious consideration. Real repeal is not ACHA, BCRA or ‘skinny repeal.’ Real repeal is getting the Affordable Care Act off the books for good, which Republicans have been promising for seven years, yet here we are, with a Republican president, Senate and House, and families are still struggling under ACA’s mandates and taxes, with premium costs that are, in some cases, higher than their mortgages.

“Americans are long overdue for a true repeal vote,” Brase added. “They deserve it.”

CCHF aims to restore health freedom, for both patients and doctors, through the innovative initiative The Wedge of Health Freedom (, which this summer marked one year in existence. Today, more than 200 medical practices in 44 states around the country have joined The Wedge, which is using third-party-free direct payment to transform the entire health care system back to freedom and restore simplicity, affordability and confidentiality.

For more information about CCHF, visit, its Facebook page or its Twitter feed @CCHFreedom. Also view the media page for CCHF here. For more about CCHF’s initiative The Wedge of Health Freedom, visit www.JointheWedge.comThe Wedge Facebook page or follow The Wedge on Twitter @wedgeoffreedom.

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